Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Why use a Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner?

Convenience

There is a sense of pride whenever you make something from scratch, but there are additional benefits to a homemade all-purpose cleaner. For starters, having a recipe for a homemade concoction gives you the ability to whip something up quickly. No need to make a trip to the store if you are out of the store brand version because the ingredients are already in most homes.

Eco-friendly

bottle of homemade all purpose cleaner Because most ingredients are found naturally in the environment, this cleaner is more eco-friendly than most cleaners. Also, mixing the products together in a reusable spray bottle yourself reduces the carbon footprint that comes from manufacturing.

Recipe

Mix the following ingredients together in a spray bottle. Be sure to label the bottle if you intend to store the solution for further use.

  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • 1/2 teaspoon washing soda
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing detergent
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • Cut up lemon peels

The acetic acid in the vinegar will kill bacteria and germs. The solution will also do a good job at removing buildup from showers, tubs, and sinks left from hard water.

The lemon peels will leave a good scent instead of just the unpleasant odor of vinegar. The acid from the lemon will help to kill bacteria, too.

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Tyler Golberg

Tyler is the founder of Home Maintenance Tracker and a writer for HomeSpot HQ, an easy to use tool for managing maintence and projects for every house.